- Date: Sunday, May 17th, 2015
- Place: Marina High School, 15871 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
- Roll Call: On the tournament date, registration will take place from 8:00a to 8:30 am (PST).
- Eligibility: Valid AUSKF Member
- Event: TEAM TOURNAMENT (three kenshi per team) with the following divisions:
12 years and under Division
13-15 years-old Division
16-18 years-old Division
Adult Kyu Division (19 years old and up) Division
40 years and Over / 4 Dan and below
- Tournament Fees: (non-refundable)
18 years and under $15.00
19 years and up $20.00
Bento (Lunch box): $8.00
Note: Bento will be provided for Shinpan at no charge. Also, 8 official volunteers per table will also receive bento at no charge.
- Tournament Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2015 (Please fill in the form below)
RSVP 3/25 (Wednesday)
Joint Referee Seminar f/Los Angeles Area (SCKO, WKF, SCKF)
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Instructors: Advisor: A. Hori sensei
Instructors: 7 Dan sensei
Coordinator: T. Yuge
o Location: Silverado Park Gym
o Silverado Park, Long Beach, CA
o 1545 W 31st St, Long Beach, CA 90810
o Sun., March 29th:
o 8:30am – 3:30pm: Seminar (Arrive by 7:45)
o 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Godo Keiko
o 7 Dan sensei meeting at 8:00am
Deadline for application will be: March 20, 2015
Send application form to: T. Yuge email: firstname.lastname@example.org fax: 805-823-1712
Note: Please include your attending 7 Dan sensei on your individual dojo list(s)
Bento orders: $9.00 ea. Bring check or cash to seminar, checks payable to: So. Calif. Kendo Federation
(note: Each federation is responsible for their own 7-dan sensei bento order and payment)
What each person should bring:
o Kendo-gi and dogu (participants are expected to actively participate as shiai-sha as well)
o Mejirushi for self
o Shimpan-ki (referee flags) for self
o FIK Referee Rules and Regulations Handbook (2006 version)
mandatory (read prior to attending seminar)
recommended: AJKF Shimpan Tebiki (Supplementary Handbook)
• (Courtesy of Stroud-sensei, Idaho Kendo Dojo)
• download at: http://www.idaho-kendo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/shinpan_tebiki_rv06.2010.pdf
o Pen/pencil and notepad (always good to take notes!)
Who should attend?
– Kenshi 3-dan and above
– Why? To improve their kendo referee skills
– Any kenshi with desire to learn is a plus
– 1-dan and 2-dan may also attend, may be relegated to shiaisha, but good chance to learn!
Method of instruction/training:
– Opening ceremony
– Day’s Events
– Review of important points plus other matters
o Training exercises with multiple courts, including immediate feedback
o Questions and answer as time permits
– Godo-keiko with all participants as time permits
Sponsorship of this seminar is shared amongst SCKO, WKF and SCKF federations. Other AUSKF federations are welcome to attend, if so, small donations for gym rental will be appreciated.
This is to inform you of the Semi Annual SCKO Rank Promotion Examination.
１.Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
２.Time: Roll call Kyu group: 9:00 AM, Yudansha group: 12:30 PM
３.Place: Butokuden Dojo (1581 Browning Irvine, CA 92606)
４.Application Deadline: Must be received no later than March 20, 2015. No Exceptions.
Submit photocopy of existing rank certificate if taken at another Federation.
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $15.00
2 Dan $25.00
3 Dan $35.00
4 Dan $45.00
certificate fee(if passed)
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $40.00
3 Dan $60.00
4 Dan $80.00
６． Applicants must bring: All ranks must bring own Kendo-gu, neat Keiko-gi and Hakama, and Shinai.
3 Kyu and up, bring Bokuto for taking “Bokuto Keiko hou” (Training Method for fundamental kendo techniques with Bokuto) and kendo kata exams.
1 Kyu and up, bring completed Written Test Questionnaire.
7. Examination items:
6 Kyu: Men-uchi (twice), Kirikaeshi,
5 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), kote-men (twice), doh-uchi (twice)
4 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, gokaku-keiko
Kendo match: 4Kyu – 4 Dan
Bokuto Keiko hou fundamental:
1 to 4: 3 Kyu
1 to 6: 2 Kyu
1 to 9: 1 Kyu
Nihon Kendo kata:
1 to 3: 1 Kyu
1 to 5: 1 Dan
1 to 7: 2 Dan
1 to 10: 3 Dan and 4 Dan
Written test: 1 Kyu, 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, and 4 Dan
(*1) All 1 Kyu and 1 Dan through 4 Dan taking the exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written test is the last stage of your examination.
(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of the Written Test Questionnaire. Therefore, please make additional copies of the written test and distribute to examination applicants.
(*3) Examinees which successfully pass all stages of the rank exam MUST pay Certificate (Menjo) fee at the day of the exam, after the results are announced. Without ordering the certificate, the passed rank will annul.
(*4) AUSKF issues Only English certificates.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submitting for examination
Please register you to AUSKF & SCKO!
Registration fee :
> 18 and up $ 75 (AUSKF : $ 45 / SCKO : $ 35 )
> 17 and under $ 45 (AUSKF : $ 25 / SCKO : $ 20)
Date : February 14, 2015
Location : McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond, B.C.
Competition categories : (Individual matches)
> Junior 10 Years & Under
> 11–13 Years
> 14–15 Years
> Ladies 16 Years+ (1 Dan & Under)
> 16 Years+ Older (2 Dan & Over)
> Adult Kyu 16 Years+ (0–4 KYU)
> 16 Years+ (1–3 KYU)
> Yudansha 1–2 dan
> 3 dan
> 4 dan+
Deadline : January 15th , 2014
Dec 31: Toshigoshi Keiko (11 pm)
This is an annual event at our Dojo. We have been doing Toshigoshi Keiko since the start of our Dojo, back in 2004. We start practice at 11:00PM on new year’s eve, practice until midnight, we stop the Keiko to celebrate the new year, and then we go back to practice again, until approximately 1AM. After practice please stay to enjoy Mrs. Ariga’s delicious Ozoni (Japanese traditional Mochi Soup). All levels from all Dojos are welcome to participate.
Dec 31 Schedule:
- Dojo Opens at 10:45PM
- 2014 Practice starts at 11:15 PM (Jigeiko Only, so please warm up yourself prior to Keiko)
- 2014 Practice ends at 11:55 PM
- New Year Celebration!
- 2015 Practice starts at 00:10 AM
- 2015 Practice ends at 00:50 AM
- Ozoni and Sake Party
Pictures from 2013 – 2014 Toshigoshi Keiko
December 13, 2014
Dear Senseis and Kendo Friends:
As many of you know, I have been coaching the Portuguese national team for the past 11 years. After building our Butokuden Dojo in 2012, I started conducting annual Kendo Gasshukus here at our Dojo in Irvine, California. This Gasshuku was designed as part of the training for the Portuguese Kendo leaders (mainly national team members and the Dojo Senseis). I have set the objective of this Gasshuku to “Teach the correct Kendo and introduce the leaders with the correct method of teaching.”
In 2013, I had the opportunity to visit Medellin for the 3rd CLAK tournament, and I spoke with many of you. By doing Shinpan and watching the tournament, I found that the level of the Latin American Kendo had risen in the past few years. I was also very touched by the dedication and the love you had for Kendo. Many people asked me if they could come and practice at our Dojo, and my answer was “Of course, yes!” So this year (March 2014), we invited the Latin American Kenshis to our Gasshuku, and it was a big success. We had Kenshis from Mexico, Colombia, Aruba and Ecuador.
This year again, I would like to open our doors to Kenshis in Latin America. This will be beneficial to both the Latin American countries Kenshis, and the Portuguese Kenshis, by giving each other a chance to practice with various Kenshis from different countries, and making new Kendo friends. I hope many people can attend.
Location: BUTOKUDEN Dojo, 1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606 USA
Dates (See “2015 Butokuden Gasshuku Schedule” for details):
Arrive March 14 (Sat) 2015
Leave on 21 (Sat) 2015
Taro Ariga (Kyoshi 7 Dan)
Shin Terashita (4 Dan, Osaka Prefecture University Kendo Captain)
Nagisa Komorida (4 Dan, 2012 All Japan University Kendo Champion)
Language: Portuguese, Spanish, English, and Japanese
Participation Fee: Free
Application deadline: January 31, 2015
1) Member of an accredited Kendo Organization in your country
2) Authorization from your Kendo Organization
3) Participants must participate for the entire Gasshuku.
4) The Gasshuku is focused to Kendo leaders or future leaders in your country.
5) Due to the logistics, a maximum of 3 people from each country.
6) The participating Kenshis must be 2 Dan or above form accredited FIK organization
1) Participation Fee: Free
2) Breakfast and lunch to be provided by E-BOGU (We will go out for Breakfast on Friday 3/20 to be paid by each participant (Approximately $10).
3) We will go out for dinner every night. Dinner is to be paid by each participant (Approximately $15/meal).
4) Transportation to the Gasshuku is to be arranged by the participant. If arriving at SNA (Orange County Airport), pickup can be arranged. If arriving in LAX, please let us know (we will try to arrange a ride, but you may have to use shuttle bus).
5) Participants will have the choice of sleeping at the Dojo or staying at a hotel nearby:
a. Dojo: FREE, but bring a sleeping bag.
b. Hotel: there are hotels near the Dojo starting at approximately $35 to 50/night per person (double occupancy). About 10 minutes walking distance from the Dojo
6) All participants must have medical insurance valid in the USA.
7) There is a Walmart at walking distance.
8) Donations are welcome!
I lived in Brazil for many years, and I understand that travelling to the USA may be challenging especially for countries in Central and South America, both financially and acquiring travel documents. In order to have as many countries participating, I would like to make this Gasshuku as affordable as possible.
Please send us the application at email@example.com by January 31, 2015.
I am looking forward to having many countries participating.
Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan
Butokuden Dojo Kancho
E-BOGU.COM, Inc. CEO
Useful information (Distance from Dojo):
o John Wayne (Orange County, Santa Ana) Airport (Airport code SNA): 5 min by car
o Los Angeles International (Airport Code LAX): 1 hour by car (shuttle bus approximately $30)
o Long Beach Airport (Airport Code LGB): 30 minutes by car
Accommodation near the Dojo:
o Motel 6: 1717 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (0.8 Miles from Dojo) ($70 + Tax for 2 people in a room)
o Candlewood Suites: 2600 South Red Hill Avenue, Santa Ana, CA ($102 + Tax for 2 people in a room) (0.4 Miles from Dojo)
Places to see:
o Disneyland (15 minutes by car)
o Knot’s Berry farm Park (20 minutes by car)
o Newport Beach (15 minutes by car)
o Universal Studios (1 hour by car)
o Hollywood, Santa Monica (1 hour by car)
o California Science Center – Space Shuttle Endeavour (1 hour by car)
o Sea World (1.5 hours by car)
o San Diego Zoo (1.5 hours by car)
Date: Sunday February 1, 2015
Location: Wilson Park, Torrance CA
Time: 8am~8:30am sign in
Tournament Fee: 17 and under :$15 / 18 & older and All Yudanshas: $20
Divisions: (Participants can only enter ONE division)
1)0-6 Kyu (age 13 and under)
2) 5-4 Kyu
3) 3-1 Kyu
4) Women’s Kyu (14 and older)
5) Adult Kyu (18 years and older)
6) Women’s Dan
7) 1-2 Dan
8) 3-4 Dan
9) 5 Dan and above
10) Senior Group 1 (50-59)
11) Senior Group 2 (60+)
All entries are due by December 24, 2014